This profile includes blood tests used to show signs of hemochromatosis and to evaluate body organs for the severity of iron overload. Hemochromatosis is associated with too much iron in the body. This can lead to dysfunction and failure of organs such as the heart and liver as well as complications such as diabetes, arthritis, heart failure, liver cirrhosis and skin pigmentation called “bronzing.”
Additional symptoms of Hemochromatosis include fatigue, abdominal pain, joint pain, increased blood glucose levels, liver dysfunction, decreased sex drive, impotence in men, lack of menstruation in women and hypothyroidism.
Those who have a family history of Hemochromatosis; Those who have 2 copies of a mutated HFE gene; Those who are of Northern European descent; Men as they are more likely to develop signs and symptoms.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.